Was going to buy this excellent series last year but the DVD's were very expensive, this is a price i'm prepared to pay!!
Tom and Barbara Good (Richard Briers and Felicity Kendal) are two new-age idealists who are intent on being self-sufficient and reliant only on their garden and a cranky and distinctly unreliable generator. By way of contrast, their well-to-do neighbours Jerry and Margot (Paul Eddington and Penelope Keith) display what amounts to a phobia of their hippy neighbours' lifestyle, living as they do in suburban Surbiton. Margot is particularly averse to the garden shenanigans of next-door's pair, although there appears to be a larger-than-normal amount of interaction between the couples, and the series is shot through with an even bigger dose of sexual tension (regardless of who's married to who). THE GOOD LIFE is arguably the best sitcom to come out of the 1970s, and its simple appeal is timeless.